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Children's Songs and Stories (with the Muppets) was released by Playhouse Video in 1985, as part of a series of compilations featuring songs and sketches from The Muppet Show.

In this one hour compilation, Scooter presents his scrapbook of songs and scenes from The Muppet Show for children. He tries to introduce his "personal favorite" song, but is continually interrupted by various characters (all performed by Jim Henson).

Muppet Show guest star appearances include Brooke Shields, Twiggy, John Denver, Julie Andrews, Judy Collins and Charles Aznavour.

Releases

Picture Segment Description
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FRAME After a brief instrumental music box version of "The Muppet Show Theme," Scooter presents his personal Muppet Show scrapbook, full of memorabilia from songs and sketches most appropriate for children. He comes across a great, underwater piece.
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Song "Octopus' Garden"
(Episode 312: James Coco)
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FRAME Kermit happens by and compliments the number. Scooter tells Kermit he was "all wet." Scooter finds another great song, this time featuring Julia Andrews.
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Song "The Lonely Goatherd" with Julie Andrews, plus Statler and Waldorf's balcony scene.
(Episode 217: Julie Andrews)
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Song "I'm Five"
(Episode 212: Bernadette Peters)
The ending is partially edited. The video of Robin introducing "They Call the Wind Maria" is removed while the audio replaces the audio of Robin's brief rendition of the song.
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FRAME Scooter compares ages - he's a lot older than Robin, but John Denver's grandmother is even older.
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Song "Grandma's Feather Bed" with John Denver
(Episode 401: John Denver)
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FRAME Scooter introduces a clip for "young music lovers..."
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Song "Tuxedo Junction"
(Episode 319: Elke Sommer)
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FRAME Scooter flips to the next page and finds a poem by A. A. Milne, as performed by Twiggy.
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Sketch "The King's Breakfast" with Twiggy
(Episode 121: Twiggy)
The bookends with Gonzo and Muppy are cut.
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FRAME Rowlf passes by and tells Scooter he's got a song, assuring him it fits the theme of the proceedings.
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Song "You and I and George," plus Statler and Waldorf's balcony scene.
(Episode 101: Juliet Prowse)
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Song "Two Lost Souls"
(Episode 223: John Cleese)
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FRAME Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip, as Kermit interrupts and suggests he show some of "Alice in Wonderland" starring Brooke Sheilds.
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Episode fragments Alice in Wonderland with Brooke Shields:


(Episode 506: Brooke Shields)

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FRAME Scooter and Kermit introduce the next couple of clips.
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Episode fragments Alice in Wonderland with Brooke Shields:
  • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew shrinks Brooke Shields
  • The Courtroom Scene
  • Backstage Kermit learns that Brooke Shields is her normal size again
  • The Mad Tea Party / "We're Off to See the Wizard"


(Episode 506: Brooke Shields)

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FRAME Scooter tries to move onto his favorite clip yet again, as Rowlf interrupts and requests another song.
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Song "Over the Rainbow"
(Episode 307: Alice Cooper)
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Song "Sea Chantey"
(Episode 220: Petula Clark)
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FRAME Scooter yet again tries to introduce his favorite clip, as two fish ask him to "be a friend" and play "Friendship."
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Song "Friendship"
(Episode 519: Chris Langham)
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FRAME As Scooter tries once more to introduce his favorite clip, the Swedish Chef is quite thankful to be granted request his wish to watch the following.
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Song "I Know an Old Lady" with Judy Collins, including Statler and Waldorf's balcony sequences.
(Episode 205: Judy Collins)
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Song "I'm a Gnu"
(Episode 519: Chris Langham)
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Sketch Muppet Sports: Horseshoe Pitching
(Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans)
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Song "A Four-Legged Friend"
(Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans)
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FRAME Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip one last time, as Waldorf interrupts and asks for his favorite, "Inchworm," because of its educational message. He doesn't quite get his arithmetic right, but the song should set them straight.
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Song "The Inch Worm" with Charles Aznavour
(Episode 109: Charles Aznavour)
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Song "I'm My Own Grandpaw"
(Episode 113: Bruce Forsyth)
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FRAME Scooter closes up his scrapbook, when Kermit returns and suggests he finally play his favorite song...
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Song "Six String Orchestra"
(Episode 417: Star Wars)
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FRAME As Kermit takes off, Scooter remembers a great song that they forgot...
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Song "Halfway Down the Stairs"
(Episode 110: Harvey Korman)
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FRAME The full instrumental music box version of "The Muppet Show Theme" plays as the end credits roll, and Scooter closes the book.
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